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NIH Rehabilitation Research 2020

Dr. Kat M. Steele, an associate director of CREATE, presents at NIH’s Rehabilitation Research 2020: Envisioning a Functional Future conference on Friday, October 16, 2020. She will be presenting in the Mobility Across the Lifespan session with Bernadette Gillick, PhD, PT from the University of Minnesota and Levi Hargrove from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. This…


UW CREATE leadership at ASSETS 2020

UW CREATE has a large and quality presence at ASSETS 2020, the premier annual conference for accessible computing research. Drawing from three departments, University of Washington authors contributed to six papers and two posters to be presented at this year’s online conference. Three of our papers were nominated for best paper! Seven members also served…


Black Disability Art History 101: From Back in the Day to Today

The Inclusion Project, a youth led project, with the Center for Disability Leadership is hosting this workshop led by Leroy F. Moore Jr., founder of Krip-Hop Nation. Wed, October 21, 20203:30 – 5:00 p.m. PDT Learn more and register to attend Black disabled and Deaf artists have always existed. They were on the street corners…


January 8, 2021: Sara Hendren – What Can a Body Do?

The CREATE Conversation Hub hosts a live Q&A with Sara Hendren on the future of mobility and lessons she learned through writing her new book, What Can A Body Do? How We Meet the Built World. Sara Hendren is an artist, design researcher, writer, and professor at Olin College of Engineering. Her work spans collaborative…


New CREATE Conversation Hub: Reimagining Mobility

Mobility is a central part of accessibility and this new Conversation Hub, hosted by CREATE Associate Directors Kat Steele and Heather Feldner, provides a way to connect and learn from guests who are engaged in critical mobility work — ranging from researchers to small business owners to self-advocates. We will dive deeply into conversations about…


Reimagining Mobility: CREATE Conversation Hub

What constitutes mobility and who gets to define it? How do we move and explore the world? What barriers and assumptions limit mobility?  How do we support all forms of mobility throughout the lifespan? Mobility is about more than how we get from Point A to Point B. Regardless of form, mobility is a medium through…


Quarterly seminar on accessibility research

This fall, Jennifer Mankoff and Anne Spencer Ross are leading the grad student seminar on accessibility research. The goal of the seminar this fall is to explore research in the intersection of disability and race.  CSE 590w – Accessibility Research Seminar 1:30 on Wednesdays, starting September 30 Sign-up required to receive credit. To sign up: email create-seminar@uw.edu Prerequisites: noneCredits: 1.0 to…


Advancement of women with disabilities in STEM careers gets $1 million NSF award

The CREATE team applauds and congratulates AccessADVANCE, a new project that was recently awarded $1 million by the National Science Foundation. AccessADVANCE seeks to increase the participation and advancement of women with disabilities in academic science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers.  There are relatively few women who currently hold faculty positions in STEM fields and even…


Accessibility Do’s and Don’ts

For those designing anything, gov.uk has published best design practices for making services accessible in the form of six posters.


Richard Ladner Receives 2020 Public Service Award from National Science Board

National Science Board | August 11, 2020 “When we think about diversity, we must include disability as part of that. The conversation about diversity should always include disability.” Richard Ladner, Professor Emeritus, University of Washington’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering From his foundational experiences as a graduate student teaching hands-on mathematics in his community to co-founding AccessComputing, Dr. Ladner has spent his career…


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